visual art

Open Winners: Malakoff

Posted by on April 23rd, 2015 No Comments
Open Winners: Malakoff Opening at Bonhoga Gallery this Friday is an exhibition taking local marine engineering firm Malakoff Ltd. as its inspiration. The diverse range of work is by the four category winners of last year’s Shetland Open exhibition: Susan Timmins, Ana Arnett, Cheryl Jamieson and Fionn Arnett. Working with both financial and professional support from Shetland Arts… Read the rest...

Call for Entries: Bairns’ Open 2015

Posted by on March 10th, 2015 No Comments
Call for Entries: Bairns' Open 2015 Calling all Shetland’s budding young photographers! Submissions are open for the 2015 Bairns’ Open at Bonhoga 18 April – 31 May 2015. Entry is open to anyone from P1-S6. Two prizes will be awarded. The theme is INDUSTRY, and this year we’re making it a photographic exhibition.  Now is your chance to get out there… Read the rest...

Artists and Performers invited to showcase their skills in Mareel Cafe Bar

Posted by on March 4th, 2015 No Comments
Artists and Performers invited to showcase their skills in Mareel Cafe Bar Shetland Arts are delighted to announce the launch of two new platforms for local artists, practitioners and performers, Gutters’ Gaet Sessions and The Open Mic Café, to take place in Mareel. The events, designed to provide local people with a chance to develop their performance skills and showcase their artistic abilities, will be free to… Read the rest...

Chris Rigby: Between Rocks and Hard Places

Posted by on February 25th, 2015 No Comments
Chris Rigby, Between Rocks and Hard Places Paul Boyle, Hullscapes Bonhoga Gallery 28 February – 12 April Public opening: Friday 27 February, 6-7.30pm After the arresting exhibition of work of Don McCullin, Bonhoga is marking a distinct change in atmosphere with the opening this Friday of two spectacular exhibitions of landscape imagery. Both shows are… Read the rest...

Northern Lights Ambassadors reveal creative project videos

Posted by on January 6th, 2015 No Comments
The Northern Lights Ambassadors have revealed two videos as part of their creative project inspired by the work of world-famous photojournalist Don McCullin. Funded as part of the ARTIST ROOMS On Tour programme with the support of Arts Council England, the Art Fund and Creative Scotland, the Ambassadors’ work is currently exhibited alongside the ARTIST… Read the rest...

Northern Lights Head South

Posted by on November 19th, 2014 No Comments
Northern Lights Ambassadors – a group of 13-25 year olds from Shetland – have been working since September on a creative project inspired by the work of world-famous photojournalist Don McCullin. Funded as part of the ARTIST ROOMS On Tour programme with the support of Arts Council England, the Art Fund and Creative Scotland, the… Read the rest...

Peerie Christmas, WirdCraft, & Julie Dennison @ Bonhoga Gallery

Posted by on October 28th, 2014 No Comments
1 Nov – 23 Nov 2104 Public opening: Saturday 1 Nov 2014, 11am – 1pm WirdCraft event: 13th November 6.30pm This weekend sees the return of Bonhoga’s Christmas contemporary art and craft exhibition in the main gallery. This year, a pop up exhibition, and earlier and shorter than usual because of the upcoming ARTIST ROOMS… Read the rest...

Jen Deschenes ‘Meet Your Maker’ event at Bonhoga Gallery

Posted by on September 30th, 2014 1 Comment
As part of her ‘Common Thread’ exhibition at Bonhoga Gallery, Jen Deschenes will be spending the weekend of 11 & 12 October working and meeting people in the gallery. The event, in the gallery’s 20th anniversary year, is being run as part of a larger national Craft Scotland event, called Meet Your Maker. Members of… Read the rest...

Experience Life Behind the Lens with Doug Allan @ Mareel this December

Posted by on September 25th, 2014 No Comments
Multi-award winning wildlife photographer, cameraman, and explorer Doug Allan will host an evening of enthralling personal recollections from his travels around the world as one of the world’s leading wildlife cameramen at Mareel on Thursday 4 December. From being dragged under water by a hungry walrus to being poked by a polar bear in his… Read the rest...

Don McCullin: ARTIST ROOMS On Tour – Young Ambassador Project

Posted by on September 15th, 2014 No Comments
Media release by Patrick Mainland, ARTIST ROOMS On Tour Young Ambassador Over the next three months, a group of Young Ambassadors will be showing off their creative talents as part of a scheme in connection with the ARTIST ROOMS On Tour exhibition, in association with Shetland Arts and Shetland Museum and Archives. They have called… Read the rest...